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Logitech c270 Webcam chage focus to manual/auto

I have a Logitech c270 webcam running on Ubuntu 14.04. How can I change the focus to manual/auto? I've found this blog post ...
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I cannot get Acer Orbicam to work properly Ubuntu 14.04 Acer Ferrari 5000

A number of people seem to be having similar problems with built in webcams. The system recognizes it but the image is all messed up. I tried to get the ov15x driver, but that doesn't appear to be ...
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My bash script depends on ffmpeg which was removed when I upgraded to 14.04. What to do?

I have a bash script to capture images using the webcam and it depended on ffmpeg. I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and noticed that ffmpeg was removed and this script wouldn't work anymore. ...
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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Video and audio lagging on Skype 4.3 (Ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

I'm asking this because I haven't been able to find an answer after hours and hours of trying. You see, my issue isn't that Skype doesn't sign in, or that the video is not working. The video does ...
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Chromium not working with the mic of my logitech 270 webcam

the mic on my Logitech 270 webcam has stopped working, but only on chromium. FFox is fine. Is there anything I can do to debug it? Btw I have tried changing the AV controls, alsa mixer, hangouts set ...
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How to use webcam with guvcview and vlc at same time?

I want use my webcam with both vlc and guvcview at same time. so i tried to create duplicate of /dev/video0 by using gst-launch -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! v4l2sink device=/dev/video1< ...
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install driver for ricoh r5u870 webcam

I'm trying to install the driver for the webcam for my Sony laptop. I got the driver from here, and I followed the installation guide. But I got the following error when I type in make: ...
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Video Stream Not Being Rendered Properly v4l2loopback WebcamStudio

What steps will reproduce the problem? Setup an Image/webcamfeed/video v4l2loopback option try streaming it What is the expected output? The Image/video/webcam feed What do you see instead? Don't ...
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Mic not working for Logitech C615HD in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I just ordered a brand new Logitech C615HD and connected it to my UbuntuGnome 14.04.1 LTS. In Skype the image works perfectly, but I am not able to get any sound; the mic is not working at all. I am ...
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Adobe Flash not recognizing camera in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus k55n. I use fire fox and for whatever reason my camera will not be recognized. I go to flash settings and it says "cannot find camera". It works with cheese. As ...
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Can't use webcam on laptop

I am using Acer Aspire 5734Z-4725 model with ubuntu 14.04. The problem is I can't use the webcam. I use Cheese to test the webcam and it said "No device found". I am new to ubuntu so a details ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Tecknet CO18 vs Logitech

9-6-14 I have a TeckNet CO18 1080p webcam that halts the operation of my Logitech illuminated wired keyboard. It also doesn't seem to have a working microphone! I started by 1st installing the ...
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Error playing video from TeckNet webcam

I bought this TeckNet C016 webcam and I'm having trouble getting it to work. Before buying it, I checked to see if anyone else was using it with Linux and there were positive results. When I plug the ...
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Wiping Mac OS completely and installing Ubuntu: Will the webcam work?

What I have: old MacBook (3,1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1 processor. OS: 10.5.8 The macbook is old and has a lot of problems (ignoring the fact that the OS cannot be updated without paying, the disk ...
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Cant able to find web cam driver, uninstalled automatically

how can i find the Actual driver for my webCam, fujitsu Lifebook A series AH532.
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can the webcam be restricted by a password?

Is it possible to to make using the webcam by applications restricted to the root? i mean like how one can change permissions for files using chmod. Or how you are asked for the password every time ...
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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Acer Aspire V5-431 Webcam not working with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Acer Aspire V5-431 with Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) (before it has Windows 7 Home Basic x64), and everything works except the webcam. I searched the additional drivers but Ubuntu can't find it, I ...
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HP laptop webcam shows upside down

Hp Compaq 6515b laptop webcam shows upside down in any app that use the webcam. I have tried to use many solution include the command locate v4l but it doesn't work.
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Easiest way to take a continous series of pictures from a webcam

Looking around I found several solutions to take individual pictures (a few solutions are given here) and even a series of pictures (with up to one fps). I want to store the pictures in much lower ...
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Skype don't recognize HP Pavilion DMI webcam

I have bought myself a HP Pavilion DM1 to go traveling with, which has Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it, but now (a day before I leave for africa!) I realize the webcam isn't being recognized at all. I'm guessing ...
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Webcam Infrared Remote Control

I want to know if it's at all possible to create software to allow a normal webcam to interpret the signals from an IR remote control. I know that webcams can pick up the infrared signals and show ...
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Logitech c525 not working (Skype)

OS: 14.04 LTS (install-upgrade from 10.04) Skype: installed from ubuntu software center (4.3.0.37) Cam: Logitech c525 (usb) The camera does not work in a call. The funny thing is that the camera ...
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Integrated webcam not being detected

I am having a problem with my laptops integrated cam. Its a brand new laptop and the cam worked in windows 8. But I dont do windows. So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the cam DID work... but I then went ...
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How can I access the H264 stream from my IP-cam with “Motion”?

What is Motion?: Motion is a deamon application which allows Linux users to record pictures of webcams and ipcams based on motion detection or time settings. A Tutorial how to set up the stable ...
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Skye videocall upside down

I'm have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa and when I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one build in with the laptop Can ...
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A4teck webcam not working in 12.04

Webcam make: A4TECK Model not known. This works with WindowsXP SP3 with skype video calls. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot it's not working. Whilst running the installation camera came up. ...
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What webcam is compatible with Ubuntu?

Which webcam is compatible to Ubuntu 14.04? Have tried Logitech C270, but it is only for windows.
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Lenovo Y500 webcam not detected in ubuntu

The in-built webcam is not being detected in Ubuntu 14.04 and now even in Windows(Dual Boot). I am using a Lenovo Ideapad , model Y500. Ubuntu packages are up-to-date. Cheese shows "No device found". ...
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Query about a script that makes webcam take an image every x seconds

I have a Trust usb webcam. I'm looking for (or creating) a script that could take a screenshot from the camera every 10 seconds and save the image to disc with a timestamp for a filename. I've found ...
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Only a different subnet and a virtual IP for it seems to work out to access my IP-cam

My Router IP is 192.168.1.1. DHCP-Range from 192.168.1.33 to .64 . My IP-Cam (Hikvision) is set to IP 192.168.1.100. Funny enough I can access the IP-cam only if it is on its factory default ...
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Has Ubuntu some firewall activated by default?

Because I can't seem to connect to my ip-cam. And mnap produces alternating results if I use the cams IP address: Nmap scan report for 192.0.0.64 Host is up (0.00079s latency). Not shown: 991 closed ...
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Cheese not workin on Ubuntu 14.04

Cheese booth won't work with my Creative live Pro webcam on 14.04 desktop. I've tried sudo cheese. Nothing but errors. I've tried gtk. Nothing works
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Webcam not detected- Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101

I just have installed the Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, and everything seems to work fine, except the webcam. Cheese says "No device found", Skype also doesn't see it. I see ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with builtin camera and mic?

I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 installed, but I lost the installation CD. Now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04. Can I do this without the CD? My laptop has a microphone and webcam. Will these ...
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xubuntu does not recognize built in WebCamMacBook 2006

I installed xubuntu on my MacBook from 2006 and I cant get the webcam to work. I used cheese and it says device not found
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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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black screen in webcam

I don't know why the webcam stopped, I have used yesterday and the webcam is working great. Today I have turned on my laptop and when I have opened cheese the cam doesn't work, the cam is on black ...
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Webcam Video Driver

My Somikon webcam doesn't get noticed by Cheese, Skype or VLC. lsusb gives me: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera Cheese just doesn't find it like ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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How do I fix this issue (webcam not working)

I have a problem with my webcam working in browser, I tried Firefox and chromium first. When I go to the flash plugin setting ...
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Webcam isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64(Lenovo G510, intel i5) but cheese is not working, nor skype. The first thing I did was sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` I then tried to ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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ubuntu uvcvideo integrated camera disconnects

I have Acer V3-771g laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have the following issue with the integrated webcam (it's uvcvideo): When I'm trying to enable camera via skype/google+/cheese I see ...
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Built in webcam not working on ubuntu 12.04 Lenovo X230 (PART 2)

The cam seems to work on kamerka software but only when firefox is closed. I am trying to cam on www.swingingheaven.co.za, but its not working (I am using firefox). the output of lsmod | grep uvc is: ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image

I have a problem with this webcam (ID - 046d:0892, driver gspca) on Acer Travelmate 8200 with Ubuntu 14.04. When using cheese or skype with preloaded v4l1compat.so library, it has bad image - it has ...
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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Skype doesn't see my webcam

I've got Logitech C270 (/dev/video0) that is seen by Cheese in Xubuntu 14.04, but Skype doesn't recognize it. What can I do? Should I blame my apparmor profile?